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Remember when you were a kid and your parents would try to keep you silent on long car trips by suggesting you play "the quiet game?" Of course, this "game" wasn't a game at all. You "played" by shutting the hell up until you got where you were going.
I can't believe it took so long, but someone has finally turned this "game" into an actual game. That's right, you can now purchase The Quiet Game from the iTunes store for $.99. It's a pretty simple concept — pop colored balloons and avoid grey ones as they float across the screen.
What does this have to do with being quiet? Hit the jump to find out.
You need to be as quiet as possible while you play, or else you'll get shushed. If you get shushed three times, the game is over. This might be the most brilliant game mechanic I've ever heard (or not heard) — as a parent you don't have to threaten punishment if your kid gets noisy, the game punishes them for you.
I haven't actually played the game, so I can't say whether or not it's any good. It sure did make me crack a smile though. I bet my mom would have loved to have this when she had five loud kids crammed into a minivan, that's for sure.